Heavily pregnant Meghan Markle is still in heels: 'Is this the height of chic - or a step too far?' 

Mail Online | 3/12/2019 | Beth Hale;Claire Cisotti for the Daily Mail
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She's expecting her first baby in a matter of weeks. But when it comes to navigating the heights of fashion, the Duchess of Sussex is proving herself a towering success.

Now into her third trimester, Meghan, 37, is at a stage of pregnancy at which most women just want to slide their weary feet into comfortable slippers.

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At eight months’ pregnant, some mothers-to-be can’t even see their feet, let alone contemplate squeezing them into a pair of vertiginous heels.

Yet, day after day, the Duchess is sashaying around — gazelle-like — in a succession of skyscraper stilettos that would give many a non-pregnant woman vertigo.

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So how does Her Royal High-Heeledness do it and should other heavily pregnant women follow suit? On Monday, Meghan wore a pair of her favourite Aquazzura Deneuve suede pumps in black (she has them in several colours) with a green Erdem coat and dress for Commonwealth Day.

The £490 shoe’s buttery suede ties in a bow at the back and has a teetering 4.1in heel — not that Meghan showed even a flicker of unease as she strode along, even executing a pavement-grazing squat (no easy task, even in trainers) to accept a posy from a young fan.

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Attending the Fashion Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall in December, she sported a pair of strappy gold sandals by Tamara Mellon that boast a 4.3in heel.

Last week, it was her 4in Manolo Blahniks with a leg-flashing black-and-white mini dress, and it was the same shoe in a different colour for her New York baby shower.

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Even her boots are towering — the mid-calf pair (Tamara Mellon) she was seen wearing in New York also soar to 4.1in.

Dressed down in jeans at the Wembley Arena climate change event with Prince Harry it was the Manolos (again), and that’s before we get to the...
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